views calculated since April 2012
views calculated since April 2012
After it led the Hot 100 for four weeks until last week, Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” spends a second week at No. 2. The track tops Streaming Songs for a third week, although with a 3% drop to 11.2 million streams; it had surged by 86% last week following the Feb. 20 release of its official video. It also rules the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (2.8 million U.S. streams, down 2%, according to BDS) for an eighth week. On Digital Songs, which it led for five weeks, “Horse” slips 2-3 (212,000, down 16%). As reported yesterday, the single dominates the Mainstream Top 40 (aka, Pop Songs) radio airplay chart for a fourth week, upping Perry’s career total to 46 weeks at No. 1 on the ranking, pushing her past Mariah Carey for the most time spent at No. 1 in the list’s 21-year history.
THERE will be a very bright sequined slice of Australia starring in Katy Perry’s Prismatic world tour.
The American superstar revealed she has commissioned local designers Discount Universe, famous among pop chicks for their colourful, cartoonish patterns, to whip up an outfit for the show.
Their clothes have also been worn by a raft of pop princesses including Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Kimbra and Iggy Azalea.
“I just did a fitting with an Australian design team here, Discount Universe, and they are doing one of my costumes for the tour, like a really major costume,” she said.
“It is towards the finale and super important.”
Looking demure in a white lace dress and vintage blazer, Perry sashayed into Sydney for a whirlwind visit to herald the Australian leg of the tour which arrives here in November.
While rumoured to have recently split with her beau John Mayer, the Roar singer was all smiles and chatty bonhomie as she settled down to a revolving parade of interviews and grin and grip sessions with corporate wellwishers from Telstra, who are sponsoring the tour.
She has made no secret of wanting to emulate Pink’s phenomenal success in Australia and while she matches her on the charts, the Prismatic tour will test her power at our box office.
“This time I have all of November here and a lot of December, pretty much until I go home for Christmas,” she said.
“I have watched Pink’s career very closely and seen that she sets up house here for a while and if you can have that in your career, you should take advantage of it.”
Perry has also been “researching” the pop concert market, checking out shows by her fellow female trendsetters including Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears and Beyonce.
Cyrus was the only show where she get got so up close and personal, she kissed the girl.
“I am just a big fan of seeing live music, that’s what I do with my extra time and I go to Coachella every single year,” she said.
“I think people have raised the bar for live shows and our attention spans are very short but you have got to have the songs to do a two hour show.
“And that’s my luxury, I’ve got the songs. When everyone is singing along, everyone is unified, it is a really fantastic feeling.”
The tour will kick off at Perth Arena on November 7 and head to Adelaide Entertainment Centre on November 11, Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on November 14 and 15, Allphones Arena, Sydney on November 21 and 22 and Brisbane Entertainment Centre on November 27.
The Telstra Thanks pre-sale runs from 9am on Wednesday and general public tickets are available from noon on March 11.
Katy Perry claims the record for the most weeks at No. 1 in the 21-year history of Billboard’s Pop Songs radio airplay chart all to herself, as “Dark Horse,” featuring Juicy J, spends a fourth week on top, upping her career count to 46 weeks at No. 1. With her latest frame in the lead, Perry passes Mariah Carey, who’s totaled 45 weeks at No. 1.
Here’s an updated look at the acts to spend the most time at No. 1 dating to the Oct. 3, 1992, launch of the Nielsen BDS-based tally, which measures the most weekly plays at mainstream top 40 stations:
Weeks at No. 1, Artist
46, Katy Perry
45, Mariah Carey
29, Ace of Base
26, Maroon 5
25, Christina Aguilera
23, Boyz II Men
Perry has earned her record-breaking feat courtesy of 11 Pop Songs No. 1s, also a chart best-sum, which she shares with Rihanna. (Notably, the careers of artists like Carey and Boyz II Men pre-date the Pop Songs chart’s inception.) Of Perry’s 11 leaders, “Horse” is the eighth to rule for at least four weeks. She set a personal best when “California Gurls,” featuring Snoop Dogg, dominated for seven weeks in 2010.
On its way to granting Perry her latest piece of Pop Songs history, “Horse” last week set the mark for the most weekly plays (16,151) in the chart’s archives. It passed the 16,065 plays that her prior topper, “Roar,” drew on the Oct. 19, 2013, chart.
In addition to its pop airplay success, “Horse” topped the all-format airplay/sales/streaming-based Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it’s her ninth career No. 1. It’s sold 3.5 million downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The song continues to build at multiple radio formats, bulleting at No. 2 on Rhythmic Songs, No. 8 on Adult Pop Songs and No. 28 on Adult Contemporary.
All charts, including Pop Songs, will refresh on Thursday (March 6) on Billboard.com.